Friday, February 22, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Show and Tell
Visit Kelli for the list of other bloggers showing and telling today.
I just had to share my husbands woodworking skills. He is so precise and careful.

This is the cradle that he made for our youngest grand baby. Doug made one for Kim too but I don't have a picture of that one. Klinton and Calli haven't had a baby yet. They've put their order in with Doug though. They told him that they just know that when they do need one, the one he makes for their baby is going to be the VERY best one, with him having practiced on the first two!

Beautiful!

Christmas 2006. It was a day to remember - for us all. When they came over to exchange gifts we had them close their eyes, then the guys carried it out of hiding and set it in front of them. Tears, tears, tears.

We love you Chris and Karla... and big snuggles to all the boys and Baby Raegan! (Calvin is snuggling Raegan's pillow in one of the pictures.)

Thanks for taking a look at my show and tell! (I almost forgot too!)

Yippee, the spellcheck is working again!

28 comments:

Lori Stilger said...

WOW, what a BEAUTIFUL crib!!!!!!! No wonder there were tears; I'm cryin', too. :) What a blessing - to have a beautiful piece of furniture, handcrafted with love. It will be treasured for a VERY long time, I know!
Thanks so much for sharing - and for visiting my blog. :) Have a BLESSED day!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

What a beautiful bed! I'm sure it will become an heirloom. What a talented husband you have.

Rebecca said...

WOW!! I've seen baby beds similiar to that in the store but never a hand-crafted one. Your husband is quite a woodworker!!

jennifer said...

That is amazing! I know you will have it forever. You are right; your husband is very talened at woodworking! Jen

TJ said...

This is wonderful! My parents helped make a cradle for my children. Neither are woodworkers though, so they just did the sanding, and had their friend do the rest.

I'm sure it will always be treasured. Your hubby did a wonderful job.

mrsjojo said...

WOW!! What a fabulous heirloom and crib! It is beautiful. Just knowing that her grandpa made it, I'm sure Reagan sleeps so peacefully. She is so adorable!
A great show and tell.

Constance said...

Hey there BBF! Doug did an amazing job on the crib!! No wonder your Snowy Girl is smiling! She's realizing how much love went into it!
Connie

MammyT said...

What a beautiful cradle. What a good story. We love to make handmade items for our friends and family. It is a special kind of gift.
We are having lots worse weather than you are right now. Kind of housebound with ice and snow. Not like Alaska where you can just get out and go because, of course, yo have studded tires. Duh.
Did you ever find out what connection your brothers might have had with my husband? He says he remembers your father and your brothers.
Nancy

Jillian said...

Gorgeous work. I love the story of how it was brought out at Christmas. Very touching!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll get that picture of the rose up soon!

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

that is so lovely. What a blessing to have a husband so gifted....amazing.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how sweet. And how lucky you are to have the family together. And wow can he do so magic. I wish I had someone so handy here.
Enjoy all those kids and babies and that wonderful hubby too.
Thanks for visiting my elephant story today. Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Cyndi Lewis said...

Wow! That is a work of art. What a treasure. Your husband is very talented indeed. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Marie VW said...

Nice pictures. Raegan looks so cute in there. And Calvin looks like a giant!

That was a special Christmas!

MammyT said...

I thought I'd just get back to you here. I'm glad to hear that you still have your mother. Ronnie and I have both lost both parents. His parents were Helen and Albert Torsen and they had 13 children. She had sisters, Mary Carlsen and Katie Roger, and Sachinka Smith.
Connie Marie, where do you go to church? Ron goes to the Native Brotherhood when he's in Anchorage.

Simply Stork said...

oh it's so beautiful...(and the snuggle is pretty cute :o)

~simply~

(thank you so much for poppin' in...please come back again for another visit anytime :o)

Martie said...

Very beautiful. I have a cradle that looks a lot like that from when I was a baby - 37 years ago. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Blessings,
~Martie

Jewelgirl said...

Greetings, what a beautiful
crib! WOW! And a beautiful little
one in the crib! A cutie!

Gattina said...

Your husband is an artist ! These craddles would cost a fortune if you would buy it ! Very very pretty !

mistyeiz said...

that is simply gorgeous!!! they are so expensive to buy n to be able to make it - WOW!! really a work of art n filled with love too.

the teach said...

Connie Marie, what a beautifully made cradle! You husband is an expert at woodworking! Isn't it wonderful it has served so many adorable children! :)

Jettie said...

OOHHH that is beautiful! just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara H. said...

My! He is very skilled, indeed! It's beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Goodnight! What talent your hubby has! Bravo!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful show and tell! Your husband did a beautiful job and I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come!
~Kelli

e-Mom said...

I can't believe your husband made that cradle. It's so professional-looking! Destined to become a family heirloom. :~D

Mommy said...

OH WOW!!!!! That is so **BEAUTIFUL**!!!! Your husband is *very* talented! Thank you for sharing! :)

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful! I can't wait for grandchildren.

Faith said...

Hi! I found your blog through "Marriage Monday" on Chrysalis. What a beautiful cradle! Your husband is very talented.